Penetrating & Lateral Damp
By utilizing specialized damp meters, we pinpoint the exact source of the damp penetration, and take the appropriate action to stop any further ingress:
We hydro blast the problem walls,
then repair or re-plaster any compromised plastering,
and then seal with a specially formulated fibre enforced weatherproof coating.
OUR SPECIALIZED APPROACH
What is Penetrating & Lateral Damp?
Penetrating and lateral damp is a common form of damp in buildings. It can occur through walls & roofs, or through openings (e.g. window reveals, light fittings, pipes, cables etc) and through the underground walls of basements and cellars.
Water typically penetrates the outer skin of a building and then appears inside.
Penetrating damp is most often associated with single-skin walls, but can also occur through cavity walls such as tracking across wall ties.
What Causes Penetrating and Lateral Damp?
Cracks in render and masonry provide a pathway for damp to penetrate. The primary cause of rain penetration through walls is defects in the masonry such as porous masonry (i.e. under-fired bricks, porous stone, or porous mortar).
We pinpoint the exact source of penetration, using specialized damp meters, and then take the appropriate action to stop further ingress and do remedial repairs to areas that suffered damage.
“We are fully trained and up-to-date in all the latest techniques of damp proofing.
We get it right the first time.“